Jimmy began studying bass guitar at the age of 12. This phenomenal International Bassist and songwriter was taught by well known Detroit Bassist Rod Hicks, who performed with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1969 at Woodstock. In 1975 Jimmy began performing In Detroit with local Rock, Jazz Fusion and R&B Bands. In the late 1970’s Jimmy Ali began writing and arranging songs. Jimmy Was soon Introduced to The Father Of Funk! George Clinton founder of “P. Funk” who was impressed with his Groove & SongWriting. He asked Jimmy to record In a female spin-off group of “P.Funk” Called “Parlet” Jimmy’s first single Was Released on Casablanca Records and Filmworks Entitled “Wolf Tickets” From The Album “Play Me Or Trade Me” Throughout his career Jimmy Has performed with Recording Artist R&B Vocalist Carolyn Franklin,Legendary Guitarist/SongWriter Eddy Senay, C.J Cameron (Lead Vocalist from The Spinners) Norma Jean Bell & The All Stars, SongWriter Producer Lamont Dozier Sr. & Vocalist Lamont Dozier Jr. R&B Vocalist Jeane Carne, Sax Men Ronnie Laws, Kirk Whalm, Jazz vocalist Angela Bofill, Jazz keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith, Jazz Flulist Alexander Zonjic, Grammy Award-Winning keyboardist Bob James, (Legendary Vocalist) Eddie Holman “Hey There Lonley Girl” Jimmy has recorded with the legendary Motown Guitarist Dennis Coffey, Jazz Guitarist Earl Klugh, Jimmy has also had the pleasure of performing on several Symphony Orchestra Concerts with Flutist Ervin Monroe Principal Flulist for The Detroit Symphony,And has also opened up for Sly & The Family Stone, Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band,The Doobie Brothers & Fat Burger.